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600 pages, ebook
Published January 24, 2023
A man who’s seen heaven is more dangerous than one who only believes. And I’ll never forget how it feels to have you need me.”
FOUR AND A HALF STARS
“Because if I got to create my own world… we’d be together in it. Every single time.”
Wow, this book put me through a whirlwind of emotions, I found myself getting so invested in Tyler and Annie. I really looked forward to reading this book and I’m beyond happy I did!
Annie Jamieson has to be one of my favorite fmc’s ever. She was so stubborn, emotional, and driven but all of that just made her feel more real to me. I felt so connected with her because I really did relate to her in a way. She constantly wanted to prove herself and I’m so happy that by the end she did!
Tyler Adams was…wow. He made me so mad, but I also love him so much, he deserves the absolute best in life. I also got really attached to Tyler and for a completely different reason. I just wanted to hug him because he never knew when someone truly was there for him. When I say he made me mad I mean it, at one point I literally yelled because he was just as stubborn as Annie.
Tyler and Annie had so much chemistry and as a couple I really loved them together. While I was reading the book, I had little notes to add for this review and one of them was literally just, “they never stop flirting!!” So, I think that really shows just how intense these two really were.
While these two were the cutest couple each book ended in a bit of a cliffhanger that made me either emotional, mad, or just downright blank. I was so invested in their story and every time they had a split or anything not happy, I wanted to cry.
Book One, 4 Stars
I really liked book one and felt as if it gave a perfect introduction for Tyler and Annie. I also really liked how Tyler and Annie evolved in their relationship, the pace they moved at was very fitting it all around led to a heavier buildup for the rest of the series. The ending did make me cry but it was most definitely needed and honestly led to a better story progression.
The characters individually were still young, and they were such realistic teenagers, and I really liked that aspect of the book. Tyler was such a teenage boy I wanted to scream with how mad he made me at certain times.
Book Two, 4.5 Stars
Book two was all around amazing and I can’t complain about anything. I’m usually not for an insta(ish) rekindled romance but these two characters needed it. Its as if they had never even been apart.
This book was more focused on the characters own self growth and I loved how much they did grow up in this book. Annie is the sweetest girl ever and I was so proud of her for following her dreams.
The university setting really made this book so much fun because it introduced new characters and they all felt so different! The author did such an amazing job at adding characters with their own archetypes all feeling so different.
The cliffhanger on this book though downright broke my heart.
Book Three, 5 Stars
This one was my favorite. Everything about it just felt so right! It had a little bit of a time jump but nothing too much. Tyler and Annie are now adults navigating life when they’re thrown back together like old times.I love these characters so much and just always wanted what’s best for them, separate or apart. Tyler and Annie always fall back into their old ways and while their miscommunication sometimes felt like added drama it did add to the plot which was necessary.
I am beyond happy about the ending though and couldn’t think of a more perfect way for this couple’s story to be completed.
The whole novel was just so enjoyable, and I loved reading every bit of it. Tyler and Annie are undeniably soulmates even when they felt star-crossed. Their love of cheese fries and Tyler calling Annie, Six, will forever have my whole heart.
I love a good rockstar romance and this one was just so well. It focused on a little bit of everything and wasn’t just all music.
Overall, Rivals is such an amazing book that I recommend to anybody who wants an emotional bringing novel with aspects of music!
A huge thank you to the author, Piper Lawson, and Valentine PR for an arc copy in exchange for an honest review!